Premier League side Arsenal will host last year’s Champions League winners Bayern Munich tonight in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
Last year in December, Bayern were beaten by City and now it can happen again but against Arsenal. Gunner’s tow magician playmakers Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla can make the real difference for Arsenal tonight. And in the absence of Bayern start player Franck Ribery, Arsene Wenger will be looking to take the full advantage.
Arsenal great defensive line can stop them from scoring as Arsenal just conceded one goal since December at Emirates, and that goal was scored by Steven Gerrard in a FA Cup game last Sunday.
Team news for both teams:
For Arsenal, defenders Thomas Vermaelen, Kim Källström, midfielders, Abou Diaby, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey all are sidelined due to an injury. While Mikel Arteta will have to suffer suspension for his red card.
Franck Ribéry, Holger Badstuber and Xherdan Shaqiri are out for Bayern Munich for tonight's clash.
Last Five Arsenal fixtures (All competitions)
FA Cup: Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool
BPL: Arsenal 0 – 0 Man United
BPL: Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal
BPL: Arsenal 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
BPL: Southampton 2 – 2 Arsenal
Last Five Bayern Munich fixtures (All competitions)
Bundesliga: VfB Stuttgart 1 – 2 Bayern Munich
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich 5 – 0 Eintracht
Bundesliga Nürnberg 0 – 2 Bayern Munich
DFB-Pokal: Hamburger SV 0 – 5 Bayern Munich
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich 4 – 0 SC Freiburg
Head to Head (Last five meeting between them in Champions League)
2013: Bayern Munich 0-2 Arsenal
2013: Arsenal 1-3 Bayern Munich
2005: Arsenal 1-0 Bayern Munich
2005: Bayern Munich 3-1 Arsenal
2001: Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal
Stat: “Arsenal have lost their last 3 Champions League last 16 ties, while Bayern have won 4 of their last 5.”
By seeing the last five meeting between these two sides, it is clear that none of them have completely dominated, sometimes it is Arsenal and sometimes it is Bayern.
This time for me I am going for a Bayern win.
Arsenal 1-3 Bayern Munich